Following this difficult pandemic period, this committee is pleased to give to present the prestigious awards of 2021 to outstanding recipients during the IUPESM-WC 2022. The prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award will be given to Prof. Dr Ehsan Samei for his brilliant work in education and training and for the advancement of medical physics. Prof. Dr George Starkchall has won the Harold Johns Medal for his outstanding contributions to education and training and advancement of the profession. The IUPESM Award of Merit in Medical Physics will be given to Prof. Dr Xie George Xu for his brilliant work and significant impact on scientific practice and the development of the profession.
The AHC would like to highlight the IUPAP Award which received this year the highest number of nominations; from 12 countries and totalizing 18 nominees. It is tremendously exciting to evaluate the abundant notable work of these young medical physicists. On this occasion, we are delighted that the Award has gone to Dr Chai Hong Yeong.
Another important category is the awarding of Honorary Membership, which recognizes the significant contributions to IOMP’s objectives by professionals who are not themselves practicing Medical Physicists. The distinguished winners on this occasion were Prof. Dr Al Hammadi MD and Prof. Dr Donald L. Miller MD.
In addition, we have new Fellows of the IOMP (FIOMP), recognized for outstanding contributions to IOMP and its regional associations. These are Arun Chougule, Freddy Haryanto, Habib Zaidi, Hassan Kharita, Taofeeq Ige, Xiaowu Deng and Steve Balter.
Finally, during the Congress, the winner of the Young Scientist Competition will be announced. Through their presentation, young medical physicists are able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and emerging leadership in their profession.